War and Peace at The Undercroft
What: War and Peace Exhibition
When: July 3rd – July 25th, 2015
Where: The Undercroft Gallery, beneath the War Memorial, City Hall, St Peters Street, NR2 1NH, Norwich.
Why you should go:
20 meter mix media mural painting by Russian artist Gennadiy Ivanov in War and Peace exhibition.
Russian artist Gennadiy Ivanov has a new exhibition opening at the Undercroft Gallery, beneath the War Memorial in central Norwich. The setting is pertinent as between 2014 and 2015 the world commemorated both the 100th and the 70th anniversaries of the end of the two major conflicts of the 20th century.
Gennadiy's exhibition will be dedicated to those who died in these events, including his grandfather who died in the Russian-Japanese war. With a group of contemporary artists (using diverse media from sculpture to video installations) he aims to convey a reminder of the terrible wars, which destroyed the lives of millions of people and wrecked many beautiful cities.
What makes this project especially interesting is that it is site-specific, connecting the exhibition with the city's War Memorial and gardens, which stand above the Undercroft Gallery. The artists, of different nationalities, will work together with local veterans to create a meaningful exhibition, which will resonate with the people of Norwich.
Other participating artists: Lucy Besson, Alexandra Blythe, Linda Chapman, Michael Chapman, Richard Cleland, Toni Hayden, Andy Hornett, Brian Kortelling, Sarah Lamb, Sue Law, Samia Malik, Frances Martin, Sue Nicholas, Peter Offord, Martin Swan, Christine Stockwell, Monika Wesselmann, Diana Mackins, Colin Devine, Derek Rae, Joanna Abel (sound).
Lecturers: Professor Lynda Morris, Dr Dominic Summers. Lecturing at the Undercroft etc.....
The concert ‘War and Peace’: 24th July 3-6pm Samia Malik and ‘Mutant Vinyl’ with Edwin Pope from Liverpool.
Sponsors: Norwich Studio Art Gallery; Norwich 20 Artists Group, ONT-RTR Belarus TV; Norwich City Council.
For more details : Gennadiy Ivanov. email@example.com, +44(0)1603-492093, 07982238190. www.gennadiy.co.uk , www.studioart.org.uk .
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